Laura Marano's new single, "Boombox," is coming out soon, and the Austin & Ally actress is getting real about the pressure she faces as an artist moving beyond the Disney Channel. She says that there are a lot of expectations and preconceptions about what her music will be like.
“There’s two types of pressures you get. The one pressure is to kind of be perfect and make no mistakes. And then the other pressure is the opposite: being super edgy and sexy. For me, I just have to be myself. I think especially with my first single, there’s nothing that is particularly quote-on-quote edgy in the lyrical concept, but I think it has more of a mature sound, sonically, than what people heard me sing on Austin & Ally," she told MTV.
Laura also name-checked Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Zendaya for all making that transition in different ways.
“I’m sure for other Disney stars or even anyone who’s making a transition as an artist and doing something their fans aren’t used to, it’s scary. Today’s generation especially, I think, is really smart and sees through you right away if you’re not being genuine. The fact of the matter is, everyone’s different, from Miley to Selena to Demi to Zendaya to me. We’re all totally different people. So as long as we stick to who we are, then I think the differences will come out.”
These are such wise words!
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